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International Business Times
Australia: Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Isis worse than the Nazis Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has upset the Jewish community over his
Australia: Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Isis worse than the Nazis
International Business Times / Posted 25 minutes ago
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has upset the Jewish community over his remarks comparing the Islamic State militants to the Nazis but he says he is still standing by what he said. “"The Nazis did terrible evil but they had sufficient sense... Read more
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Scotsman
Tony Abbott criticised for IS and Nazis comment Australia's Prime Minister seemed to suggest that IS were more evil than Nazis
Tony Abbott criticised for IS and Nazis comment
Scotsman / Posted 6 hours ago
Australia's Prime Minister seemed to suggest that IS were more evil than Nazis. Picture: AFP/Getty AUSTRALIA’S prime minister angered some Jewish leaders yesterday by suggesting that the Islamic State... Read more
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Scotsman
Borders railway reopening ends historic injusticeWHEN the Borders railway was closed 46 years ago, rural lines were pronounced d
Borders railway reopening ends historic injustice
Scotsman / Posted 6 hours ago
WHEN the Borders railway was closed 46 years ago, rural lines were pronounced dead. It was among hundreds of miles of Scottish tracks axed in the Beeching cuts, with hundreds more earmarked but later saved from the chop. By contrast, there promises... Read more
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Independent
Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever"For the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, his per
Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Independent / Posted 8 hours ago
"For the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, his permanent problem – how to use his freedom from pressing economic cares, how to occupy the leisure, which science and compound interest will have won," he wrote in a 1931... Read more
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walesonline
Leanne Wood says Labour has failed Wales but refuses to rule out a coalitionBut while touting Plaid as an alternative governing party with fresh ideas, she
Leanne Wood says Labour has failed Wales but refuses to rule out a coalition
walesonline / Posted 8 hours ago
But while touting Plaid as an alternative governing party with fresh ideas, she has declined the opportunity to rule out joining Labour in coalition after next May’s National Assembly election. The South Wales Central AM said: “After 16 years of... Read more
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Times of Malta
Government decisions leading to success in employment - PL(Adds PN's reply) Malta had the second lowest unemployment rate in Europe as a
Government decisions leading to success in employment - PL
Times of Malta / Posted 12 hours ago
(Adds PN's reply) Malta had the second lowest unemployment rate in Europe as a result of the decisions the government was taking, PL deputy leader Toni Abela said this afternoon. Addressing a news conference, Dr Abela said that Malta also had the... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Latest 'Nazi' reference from gaffe-prone Australian PM draws criticismAustralia’s prime minister angered some Jewish leaders by suggesting that the I
Latest 'Nazi' reference from gaffe-prone Australian PM draws criticism
Irish Examiner / Posted 16 hours ago
Australia’s prime minister angered some Jewish leaders by suggesting that the Islamic State movement was worse than Nazis during World War II. It is the third time this year that gaffe-prone Prime Minister Tony Abbott has riled Jewish Australians... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Australian leader causes offence by comparing Islamic State with Nazis Australia's prime minister angered some Jewish leaders by suggesting that the
Australian leader causes offence by comparing Islamic State with Nazis
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 16 hours ago
Australia's prime minister angered some Jewish leaders by suggesting that the Islamic State movement was worse than Nazis during World War II. It is the third time this year... Read more
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Times of Malta
Australian leader causes offence by comparing Islamic State with NazisAustralia's prime minister angered some Jewish leaders by suggesting that the I
Australian leader causes offence by comparing Islamic State with Nazis
Times of Malta / Posted 18 hours ago
Australia's prime minister angered some Jewish leaders by suggesting that the Islamic State movement was worse than Nazis during World War II. It is the third time this year that gaffe-prone Prime Minister Tony Abbott has riled Jewish Australians... Read more
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Daily Mail
We can't cope with this tide, Europe's leaders sayWe can't cope with this tide! Europe's despairing leaders bring back border con
We can't cope with this tide, Europe's leaders say
Daily Mail / Posted 19 hours ago
We can't cope with this tide! Europe's despairing leaders bring back border controls with free-movement zone on brink of collapse Germany has sought to criticise other European Union nations for failing to take in enough desperate migrants It has... Read more
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Times of Malta
100 State workers a month employed under PLThe Labour government has recruited more than 100 employees per month into the
100 State workers a month employed under PL
Times of Malta / Posted 22 hours ago
The Labour government has recruited more than 100 employees per month into the public sector since coming to power, official figures show. Public sector employment surged to 44,059, or an increase of 2,552 since the March 2013 election, the National... Read more
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Times of Malta
Symbol of political decayThere isn’t a shadow of a doubt that Joseph Muscat wanted Transport Malta under
Symbol of political decay
Times of Malta / Posted 23 hours ago
There isn’t a shadow of a doubt that Joseph Muscat wanted Transport Malta under his watch to be the ‘flagship’ of his government. This was quite clearly demonstrated when, after only two days in his new role as Prime Minister, Muscat decreed the... Read more
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chroniclelive
The Labour Party I lead would not take the North East for grantedThere are few parts of the country that feel the damage a Tory government does
The Labour Party I lead would not take the North East for granted
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
There are few parts of the country that feel the damage a Tory government does more acutely that the North East. And with only three Tory MPs in the region, this area will be hit hard by a government few of you voted for. Today George Osborne is in... Read more
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Times of Malta
Press digestThe following are the top stories in the national and international press today
Press digest
Times of Malta / Posted yesterday
The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta speaks to the owner of a Sliema apartment being investigated by police after at least 50 foreigners submitted the address as their official residence who... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Key’s refugee response at odds with Kiwi traditions3 September 2015 John Key’s response to the current refugee crisis is out of st
Key’s refugee response at odds with Kiwi traditions
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
3 September 2015 John Key’s response to the current refugee crisis is out of step with New Zealand’s tradition of pulling its weight internationally, says Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David... Read more
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walesonline
Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith confirms he would work under Jeremy Corbyn if he wins Labour leadership contestMr Smith, the MP for Pontypridd, broke his silence to say that Labour MPs shoul
Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith confirms he would work under Jeremy Corbyn if he wins Labour leadership contest
walesonline / Posted yesterday
Mr Smith, the MP for Pontypridd, broke his silence to say that Labour MPs should rally round whoever is elected leader. But he refused to comment on continuing speculation that he could be appointed Shadow Chancellor if Mr Corbyn is declared leader... Read more
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heraldscotland
Sturgeon 'met Rupert Murdoch in New York'Opponents of the SNP suggested that some of Ms Sturgeon's supporters would be l
Sturgeon 'met Rupert Murdoch in New York'
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
Opponents of the SNP suggested that some of Ms Sturgeon's supporters would be less then impressed to discover that the two had met. The Scottish edition of Mr Murdoch's Sun newspaper backed the SNP during May's General Election. But south of the... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Anger at ambulance response times « Shropshire StarThe Welsh Ambulance Service only reached 57.6 per cent of Category A emergencie
Anger at ambulance response times « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted yesterday
The Welsh Ambulance Service only reached 57.6 per cent of Category A emergencies in Powys in the eight-minute target during July, figures have shown. Across Wales, just 61.7 per cent of calls made it on time, below the 65 per cent target. In... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Jeremy Corbyn : Why it's time to talk about our ageing societyIncreasing the state pension age to 68 does not recognise this reality. It will
Jeremy Corbyn : Why it's time to talk about our ageing society
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
Increasing the state pension age to 68 does not recognise this reality. It will mean that those who have worked in well-paid jobs with good pensions will continue to take early retirement, while lower-paid workers with the least savings will have to... Read more
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Socialist Worker
Let’s take back our assets from the bossesJeremy Corbyn’s talk of nationalisation has outraged the press. He has suggeste
Let’s take back our assets from the bosses
Socialist Worker / Posted 2 days ago
Jeremy Corbyn’s talk of nationalisation has outraged the press. He has suggested that a Labour government he heads would take major utilities back into public ownership. This includes the railways, the big six energy companies and the national... Read more
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Independent
Liz Kendall says she is 'the real anti-austerity candidate' for Labour leaderIn a video interview with the journalist Owen Jones Ms Kendall said Labour had
Liz Kendall says she is 'the real anti-austerity candidate' for Labour leader
Independent / Posted 2 days ago
In a video interview with the journalist Owen Jones Ms Kendall said Labour had reconsider what it stood for and that people should not call her a “Tory” for supporting some Conservative party policies. “I’m the real anti-austerity candidate because... Read more
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heraldscotland
Dugdale refuses to say if Corbyn victory would help Scottish LabourThe MSP replied that there were “lots of reasons” why the SNP had had such a go
Dugdale refuses to say if Corbyn victory would help Scottish Labour
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
The MSP replied that there were “lots of reasons” why the SNP had had such a good election and went on: “An end of the UK leadership contest would certainly be a help to Scotland. I’d be delighted to work with Jeremy Corbyn as I would be delighted to... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Nicola Sturgeon to use Scotland bill powers 'creatively and ambitiously'Nicola Sturgeon will today set out how she plans to use new powers that are com
Nicola Sturgeon to use Scotland bill powers 'creatively and ambitiously'
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
Nicola Sturgeon will today set out how she plans to use new powers that are coming to Holyrood both "creatively and ambitiously". As MSPs return to the Scottish Parliament after the summer recess, the First Minister will outline her legislative... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Let Elizabeth reign until the end – then stop this charade | Polly ToynbeeLong to reign over us – that old incantation has worked, so next week the Queen
Let Elizabeth reign until the end – then stop this charade | Polly Toynbee
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 2 days ago
Long to reign over us – that old incantation has worked, so next week the Queen’s reign becomes the longest ever. She overtakes Victoria, who kept going for 63 years, seven months and two days. That’s all they need do – stay alive, procreate and do... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Former prime minister Gordon Brown: Labour's first leader Keir Hardie is my greatest heroFormer prime minister Gordon Brown has hailed Labour's first leader Keir Hardie
Former prime minister Gordon Brown: Labour's first leader Keir Hardie is my greatest hero
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
Former prime minister Gordon Brown has hailed Labour's first leader Keir Hardie, who died 100 years ago this month, as its greatest hero. Writing in the Radio Times, he says: "Without him there would have been no reforming government of 1945 and... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Gordon Brown pays tribute to first Labour leader Keir Hardie Former prime minister Gordon Brown has hailed Labour's first leader Keir Hard
Gordon Brown pays tribute to first Labour leader Keir Hardie
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
Former prime minister Gordon Brown has hailed Labour's first leader Keir Hardie, who died 100 years ago this month, as its greatest hero. Writing in the Radio Times, he says: "Without him... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Our best govtPrime Minister Michael Savage addressing a meeting at the Orakei Pa. 6 January
Our best govt
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Prime Minister Michael Savage addressing a meeting at the Orakei Pa. 6 January 1936. Wally Hicks (August 29) is correct in one thing; in fact I believe he understated it. The first Labour government, elected in this country in 1935, could well be... Read more
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Independent
Andy Burnham: the five promises I'm making to Jeremy Corbyn votersI believe I'm the only candidate offering big changes but who can also get our
Andy Burnham: the five promises I'm making to Jeremy Corbyn voters
Independent / Posted 3 days ago
I believe I'm the only candidate offering big changes but who can also get our party back into power in 2020. So I want to make a direct appeal to those who are thinking of voting for Jeremy, or who are still undecided. I know you are unhappy with... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Labour leadership race: Andy Burnham determined to beat Jeremy CorbynThe Leigh MP, who has fallen behind Mr Corbyn according to a number of polls, s
Labour leadership race: Andy Burnham determined to beat Jeremy Corbyn
Manchester Evening News / Posted 3 days ago
The Leigh MP, who has fallen behind Mr Corbyn according to a number of polls, said he is the ‘only candidate in the race that can stand the way’ of his left-wing rival. On a campaign visit to Pudsey, West Yorkshire, to mark the final 10 days of... Read more
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Christian Today
English union with Scotland is in 'mortal danger', says ex-PM Gordon BrownFormer Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that David Cameron's policies are e
English union with Scotland is in 'mortal danger', says ex-PM Gordon Brown
Christian Today / Posted 3 days ago
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that David Cameron's policies are endangering the Union. Prime Minister David Cameron has put the future of the centuries-old union between England and Scotland in mortal danger by stoking English... Read more
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express
The 18th anniversary of Princess Diana's death: Was it the defining moment of the 1990s? IT WAS a moment people will remember forever, when the news Princess Diana ha
The 18th anniversary of Princess Diana's death: Was it the defining moment of the 1990s?
express / Posted 3 days ago
IT WAS a moment people will remember forever, when the news Princess Diana had died hit the UK press. Princess Diana was a favourite of many people in... Read more
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Times of Malta
Żonqor Pandora’s BoxMalta’s largest ever environmental protest, against the development of a privat
Żonqor Pandora’s Box
Times of Malta / Posted 3 days ago
Malta’s largest ever environmental protest, against the development of a private university in Żonqor had a substantive impact. Subsequently, the government announced the reduction of the footprint of development on ODZ land and, instead, opted to... Read more
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Daily Mail
Guy Burgess would sleep with anyone from 17 to 75The most promiscuous man who ever lived: New biography of Guy Burgess reveals C
Guy Burgess would sleep with anyone from 17 to 75
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
The most promiscuous man who ever lived: New biography of Guy Burgess reveals Cambridge spy would sleep with anyone from 17 to 75 - but his real passion was for treachery Burgess became a Russian spy after leaving Cambridge University in 1935 Kept... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Andy Burnham: 'Everything to play for' in Labour leadership raceEnough Labour backers are still to make up their minds to swing the result of t
Andy Burnham: 'Everything to play for' in Labour leadership race
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
Enough Labour backers are still to make up their minds to swing the result of the party leadership race, Andy Burnham will insist as the campaign entered its final 10 days. Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn remains the favourite to succeed Ed Miliband after... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger'Brown, who led a Labour government between 2007 and 2010, told an audience in h
English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger'
Otago Daily Times / Posted 4 days ago
Brown, who led a Labour government between 2007 and 2010, told an audience in his native Scotland that Conservative leader Cameron must retreat from policies that draw dividing lines between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. Scots voted... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger', says ex-PM BrownBritain's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown delivers a speech on the Labour Pa
English union with Scotland in 'mortal danger', says ex-PM Brown
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 4 days ago
Britain's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown delivers a speech on the Labour Party's leadership election in London, Britain August 16, 2015. LONDON British Prime Minister David Cameron has put the future of the centuries-old union between England... Read more
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walesonline
Welsh Government warned against removing Gower's 'outstanding beauty' titleThe proposal to remove AONB status from Gower and the other such areas across t
Welsh Government warned against removing Gower's 'outstanding beauty' title
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
The proposal to remove AONB status from Gower and the other such areas across the country has been made by an independent panel commissioned by the government. The panel, chaired by Professor Terry Marsden of Cardiff University, has proposed keeping... Read more
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The New Statesman
To stop Jeremy Corbyn, I am giving my second preference to Andy BurnhamVoting is now underway in the Labour leadership election. There can be no doubt
To stop Jeremy Corbyn, I am giving my second preference to Andy Burnham
The New Statesman / Posted 4 days ago
Voting is now underway in the Labour leadership election. There can be no doubt that Jeremy Corbyn is the frontrunner, but the race isn't over yet. I know from conversations across the country that many voters still haven't made up their mind. Some... Read more
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Times of Malta
The health roadmap to nowhereI have been hearing about the bad state of affairs at Mater Dei Hospital for ma
The health roadmap to nowhere
Times of Malta / Posted 4 days ago
I have been hearing about the bad state of affairs at Mater Dei Hospital for many months. Not hearsay but first-hand accounts by ordinary people distressed at how family members had been treated. However, just how bad things are only became fully... Read more
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Scotsman
Jeremy Corbyn: I’m a pragmatist, not an extremist Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Getty Images LABOUR leade
Jeremy Corbyn: I’m a pragmatist, not an extremist
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Getty Images LABOUR leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at the “hysteria” about his policies and insisted that he is a pragmatic... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Red tape gives more headaches than liquorWhole industries are growing on this nonsense. The cost to the economy doesn't
Red tape gives more headaches than liquor
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Whole industries are growing on this nonsense. The cost to the economy doesn't bear thinking about. The cost to my club is worrying me enough. A model drinks from a Vodka Cruiser. Ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages (RTDs). 22 August 2012 New Zealand... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Australia faces tyranny of historyCOMMENT When I was a boy, my grandfather, a Kamilaroi man from western New Sou
Australia faces tyranny of history
Mail & Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
COMMENT When I was a boy, my grandfather, a Kamilaroi man from western New South Wales, used to tell me to look around. “This is your country,” he would say. “They haven’t taken it away from us.” This was his small protest, an act of defiance. In... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Former Norwich MP gives his verdict on leadership race and his successor Harriet Harman, shadow deputy prime minister, is the guest in Charles Clarke'
Former Norwich MP gives his verdict on leadership race and his successor
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 5 days ago
Harriet Harman, shadow deputy prime minister, is the guest in Charles Clarke's in-conversation event at the UEA. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY If former Norwich MP Charles Clarke... Read more
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Independent
Yvette Cooper is putting forward a 'humane' asylum policyThe shadow Home Secretary and Labour leadership contender will argue that peopl
Yvette Cooper is putting forward a 'humane' asylum policy
Independent / Posted 6 days ago
The shadow Home Secretary and Labour leadership contender will argue that people who are granted asylum should no longer be included in the target. The Government has pledged to cut net migration to under 100,000 a year but figures published on... Read more
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Scotsman
Brian Wilson: Sturgeon’s dangerous plan for BBC The Pacific Quay protest was a blatant attempt to achieve BBC acquiescence by
Brian Wilson: Sturgeon’s dangerous plan for BBC
Scotsman / Posted 6 days ago
The Pacific Quay protest was a blatant attempt to achieve BBC acquiescence by mob rule. Picture: John Devlin IT WAS understandable that Nicola Sturgeon sought to create distance between her own... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Don't write off Corbyn, his insane ideas might be popular in a crisisThis message has obvious appeal, partly because it is not completely untrue. It
Don't write off Corbyn, his insane ideas might be popular in a crisis
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
This message has obvious appeal, partly because it is not completely untrue. It is indeed shocking that a Labour government (and the Conservative opposition at that time) was so credulous of what big bankers told it, and so negligent of the key role... Read more
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The New Statesman
A To-Do List for the next Labour leaderWhile all the media attention is focused on the prospect of a victory for Jerem
A To-Do List for the next Labour leader
The New Statesman / Posted 6 days ago
While all the media attention is focused on the prospect of a victory for Jeremy Corbyn on September 12, it shouldn’t be forgotten that whoever takes up the leadership mantle, there’s an uphill battle ahead to turn around the party’s fortunes in time... Read more
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The New Statesman
What do Labour's lost voters make of the Labour leadership candidates?While all the media attention is focused on the prospect of a victory for Jerem
What do Labour's lost voters make of the Labour leadership candidates?
The New Statesman / Posted 6 days ago
While all the media attention is focused on the prospect of a victory for Jeremy Corbyn on September 12, it shouldn’t be forgotten that whoever takes up the leadership mantle, there’s an uphill battle ahead to turn around the party’s fortunes in time... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Badger cull in Dorset condemned by animal rights campaignersAnimal rights campaigners have condemned a Government decision to extend badger
Badger cull in Dorset condemned by animal rights campaigners
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
Animal rights campaigners have condemned a Government decision to extend badger culls to Dorset in a bid to control the spread of TB in cattle. Farming minister George Eustice insisted "strong action" was needed to eradicate the disease as it was... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Badger cull in Dorset condemned by animal rights campaignersAnimal rights campaigners have condemned a Government decision to extend badger
Badger cull in Dorset condemned by animal rights campaigners
Oxford Mail / Posted 6 days ago
Animal rights campaigners have condemned a Government decision to extend badger culls to Dorset in a bid to control the spread of TB in cattle. Farming minister George Eustice insisted "strong action" was needed to eradicate the disease as it was... Read more
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